2014-15 (DETROIT): Appeared in career-high 82 games (all starts) averaging a career-high 13.8 points (.514 FG), career-high 13.5 rebounds, 0.7 assists, career-high 1.9 blocks and 0.9 steals in 30.5 minutes per game…Scored 10-plus points 63 times, 20-plus points 14 times and 30-plus points once… Led the team in scoring 13 times and in rebounding a team-high 59 times…Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 60 times, 15-plus rebounds 34 times and 20-plus rebounds 11 times…Recorded a team-high 48 double-doubles and two 20-point/20-rebound games…Among NBA league leaders, ranked second in rebounds per game (13.5), ninth in blocks per game (1.87), 11th in field goal percentage (.514), first in offensive rebounds (5.3 orpg) and second in double-doubles (48)…Was one of only 14 players to average a double-double for the season and paired with Greg Monroe as the only teammates to average a double-double…Also paired with Monroe as the top rebounding duo in the NBA with a combined 23.7 rebounds per game…His 60 games with 10-plus rebounds were second-most in the NBA (DeAndre Jordan)…Was one of only 11 players to start all 82 games and paired with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as to the only teammates to start all 82 games…Led the NBA in offensive rebounds for the second consecutive season (5.3 orpg)…Was the only player in the NBA to record 1,000-plus points, 1,000-plus rebounds and 100-plus blocks and became the only Piston to record such numbers in back-to-back seasons…Was one of only two players (DeAndre Jordan) to record 1,000-plus rebounds and was the only player to record 400-plus offensive rebounds…Scored a career-high 32 points (career-high 14 field goals) at Miami (3/29)…Grabbed season-high 25 rebounds at Golden State (3/11) including a career-high 15 offensive rebounds – an NBA season-high…Dished out careerhigh four assists twice [at New York (1/2) and vs. Charlotte (4/12)]…Swiped season-high four steals three times [at Boston (12/3), vs. Dallas (12/17) and vs. Orlando (1/21)]…Recorded a career-high-tying six blocks three times [vs. Cleveland (1/27), at New Orleans (3/4) and at Chicago (4/3)]…Shot 50% or better from the field in 46 games and recorded 46 games with two-plus blocks…Scored his 2,000th career point at San Antonio (1/6), recorded his 2,000th career rebound and 200th career steal vs. Atlanta (1/9)…Became the youngest player in franchise history to reach 2,000 career rebounds (21 years, 152 days)…Recorded his 300th career block vs. Orlando (1/22) and played in his 200th career game at Washington (2/28)…Became the first player since Moses Malone in 1979 to record back-toback seasons with 1,000-plus rebounds and 400-plus offensive rebounds…Recorded 100-plus offensive and 100-plus defensive rebounds in March marking the second time he’s reached such numbers in a calendar year and became the first player in the NBA to do so in the last 17 seasons…Moved into 10th place on the Pistons’ all-time blocks leaders list with 379…His 437 offensive rebounds were third most in franchise history…His 18 career games with 20-plus rebounds marked the most in NBA history by a player 21 or younger…Had his best month of the season in March when he averaged 16.1 points (.515 FG), 14.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 15 games.
PRO CAREER: DRAFTED: Selected by Detroit in the first round (#9 overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft. CAREER AVERAGES/MILESTONES: In 223 career NBA games, has compiled averages of 12.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals in 28.5 minutes per game. HONORS: Participated in the 2015 USA Men’s National Team Mini Camp in Las Vegas…Was a member of the USA Men’s National Team that won gold at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain…Named MVP of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star 2014 after scoring 30 points (12-21 FG, 6-8 FT) and grabbing a Rising Stars record 25 rebounds (14 offensive) to lead Team Hill (Grant Hill) to a win over Team Webber (Chris Webber)…Selected among 28 players by USA Basketball to be a part of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team pool to compete for a spot on the 2014 USA World Championship Team and the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team…Selected as a member of Team Shaq of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star 2013 in Houston but unable to play due to injury…Named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie Second Team…Finished fourth in the 2013 NBA Rookie-of-the-Year balloting…Participated in the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team minicamp in Las Vegas, Nev. 2013-14 (Detroit): Appeared in career-high 81 games (all starts) averaging a careerhigh 13.5 points (career-high .623 FG), career-high 13.2 rebounds, 0.4 assists, career-high-tying 1.6 blocks and 1.3 steals in a career-high 32.3 minutes per game…Led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding a team-best 60 times…Scored 10-plus points 64 times, 20-plus points nine times and 30-plus points once…Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 62 times, 15-plus rebounds 29 times and 20-plus rebounds seven times…Recorded a team and career-high 57 double-doubles which ranked second in the NBA [Kevin Love (65)]…Shot 50% or better from the field in 70-of-81 games…Among NBA league leaders, ranked second in rebounds (13.2 rpg), second in field-goal percentage (.623), 10th in blocks (1.6 bpg), 38th in steals (1.3 spg) and first in offensive rebounds (5.4 orpg)…Scored a careerhigh 31 points vs. Philadelphia (12/1), grabbed career-high 26 rebounds twice [vs. New York (3/3) and at Chicago (4/11)]…Tied career-high two assists seven times [most recently vs. Toronto (4/13)]… Recorded a career-high six steals vs. Philadelphia (12/1) and blocked a career-high six shots at Philadelphia (1/10)…Played in a career-high 48 minutes at Memphis (11/1)…Scored his 1,000th career point at Milwaukee (1/22) and recorded his 1,000th career rebound vs. New Orleans (1/24)…Became the youngest player in NBA history to record 1,000-plus points (1,095), 1,000-plus rebounds (1,071), 100-plus blocks (131) and 100-plus steals (101) while shooting better than 60% from the field (.623)… Set a franchise record for field-goal percentage (.623), becoming the first Piston to shoot better than 60% for a season…His 13.2 rebounds per game were the highest average in NBA history by a player 20 years or younger…His 57 double-doubles were the second-most by a Piston since 1984-85 when Isiah Thomas recorded 65…His 440 offensive rebounds were second-most in franchise history [Dennis Rodman (523 in 91-92)] and the most in the NBA since 1997-98…Recorded a career-high nine consecutive double-doubles from 3/31 – 4/16 which marked the most consecutive by a Piston since Grant Hill’s 10 from 3/1/96 – 3/17/96…Posted three consecutive games of 15-plus points and 17-plus rebounds from 4/4 – 4/8 becoming the first Piston to post such numbers since Rodman recorded 15-plus points and 17-plus rebounds from 12/10/91 – 12/13/91…Recorded six-plus offensive rebounds in eight consecutive games from 2/1 – 2/18 tying the longest streak in the NBA [eight by Rodman (2/25/92 – 3/10/92) since the 1986-87 season]…Grabbed 18-plus rebounds in three consecutive games (12/1-12/4) and joined Shaquille O’Neal as the only players in NBA history to record 18-plus rebounds in three consecutive games at the age of 20 or younger…Drummond (19) and Greg Monroe (17) at Milwaukee (12/4), became the first Pistons teammates to both have 15-plus rebounds in a game since Ben Wallace (15) and Rasheed Wallace (15) vs. L.A. Lakers (2/10/05)…Also became the first Pistons teammates to each record 17-plus rebounds in the same game since Bill Laimbeer (20) and Dennis Rodman (17) vs. Denver (2/13/90)…Recorded career-high 31 points, 19 rebounds, careerhigh six steals and two blocks vs. Philadelphia (12/1) to become the first player to post such numbers in a game since Hakeem Olajuwon in 1990…At 20 years, 113 days, became the youngest player in NBA history to record those numbers and joined Charles Barkley as the only players in NBA history to have 30-plus points on 80-plus percent shooting, 18-plus rebounds and five-plus steals in a game since steals were recorded in 1973-74…Became the first Piston to record 30-plus points and 19-plus rebounds since Dennis Rodman scored 34 points and grabbed 23 rebounds vs. Denver (1/2/91)… Averaged 18.4 points, 17.4 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.4 steals in April – his best offensive month of the season…Averaged 15.3 points, 14.2 rebounds and shot 68% from the field in Pistons wins compared to 12.5 points, 12.7 rebounds and 59% in losses…Had 16 games with three-plus blocks and 33 games with two-plus steals…Missed one game with a neck injury. 2012-13 (Detroit): Appeared in 60 games (10 starts) averaging 7.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, 0.5 assists, team-high 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 20.7 minutes…Led the team in scoring four times and in rebounds 22 times…Scored 10-plus points 17 times and 20-plus twice…Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 20 times and 15-plus once…Recorded nine double-doubles – second most on team…Among NBA rookies, ranked 12th in points per game (7.9), second in rebounds per game (7.6), third in steals (1.0), second in blocks (1.6), first in field goal percentage among rookies who played 25-plus games (61%) and third in efficiency (13.8)…Scored a career-high 29 points at Cleveland (4/10) and grabbed career-high 18 rebounds vs. Milwaukee (1/29)…Blocked career-high five shots vs. Washington (12/21) and recorded career-high three steals twice [at Miami (1/25) and at Brooklyn (4/17)]…Finished the season with 95 blocks and 59 steals making him one of only five centers in the NBA to record 90-plus blocks and 55-plus steals (Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah, Marc Gasol, Chris Bosh)…His nine double-doubles were second-most by a rookie (Anthony Davis – 20) and his 95 blocks were the third most by a Pistons rookie since 1980 [John Salley (125) and Theo Ratliff (116)]…Recorded 17.7 rebounds per 48 minutes which ranked as the third most by a rookie in the NBA since 1985-86 (minimum 300 minutes) behind Roy Tharpley (18.2 in 1986-87) and Charles Oakley (18.0 in 1985-86)…Shot 10-11 (90.9%) from the field for a career-high 29 points at Cleveland (4/10) to mark the second-most points by a Pistons rookie since 1985-86 while shooting 80% or better from the field…Recorded 18 points and career-high 18 rebounds vs. Milwaukee (1/29) becoming the first Pistons rookie to record 18 points and 18 rebounds since Terry Tyler recorded 24 points and 18 rebounds vs. New Orleans (10/17/78)…He also became the first rookie in NBA history to record 18 points and 18 rebounds off the bench and the first player to record 18 points and 18 rebounds in a reserve role since Kevin Love scored 23 points and grabbed 22 rebounds off the bench vs. Phoenix (3/28/10)…His 11 points, 14 rebounds and career-high five blocks vs. Washington (12/21) marked the best rookie numbers since Dwight Howard’s 14 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks vs. Chicago (4/6/05)…Missed 22 games with a stress fracture to his fifth lumbar vertebra.
HONORS: Named to the 2011-12 Big East All-Rookie Team…Was named to the 2011-12 Naismith preseason watch list as well as the Wayman Tisdale Award Watch List, presented to the nation’s top freshman. YEAR-BY-YEAR KEY NOTES: Was an early entry candidate for the 2012 NBA Draft out of Connecticut. 2011-12 (Freshman): Averaged 10.0 points, while leading UConn in rebounding at 7.6 per game, field goal percentage at .538 and blocked shots (2.7 bpg)…His 2.7 blocks per game ranked third in the conference and 14th in the country...Recorded 10 double-doubles during the season which marked a UConn freshman record under head coach Jim Calhoun…Recorded a season-high 24 points (11-12 FG), eight rebounds and five blocks vs. Holy Cross (12/18) and scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds vs. West Virginia (1/9/12)…Scored 15 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots vs. Notre Dame (1/29)…Scored a team-high 18 points (9-12 FG) and grabbed seven rebounds at Georgetown (2/1)…Recorded 17 points and 14 rebounds vs. Syracuse (2/25).